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How to use SATA II / Benefits thereof

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I have a Hitachi 80GB SATA 3 Gb/s harddrive and a mobo supporting SATA II.
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OK. Now, what's your question?

EDIT: If you're asking how to use SATA II....it's simple.

Plug in your harddrive to your motherboard and turn on your computer. lol.
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You have to activate or turn on SATA II's features, you don't just plug it in and it works.
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I am having a problem with my sata2 drive. I installed windows on it recently, then rehooked my PATA drives after install, so I did not need annoying/confusing RAID to work all 3 drives. However Windows does not detect SATA controller by itself. It has the SATA under PATA for udma6.

So I am told to use the IDE storage driver. Yeah great, and that fixes one problem but caused another. Random machine_check_exception BSOD's with that driver installed. I've tried everything I could think of, still not getting further help from DFI, so frustrated on the whole thing. I do not want RAID dependencies on my drives, why I installed windows that way. Though I want my SATA to still run at its transfer speed without random BSOD's heh.
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